Special Onitsuka Shoes are on Exhibit at This Residence in Tottori Prefecture

You'll learn all about the history of this popular shoe brand.

The Ishitani Family Residence
396 Oazachizu, Chizu-machi, Yazu District, Tottori Prefecture  
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Wednesdays from April to November)
How to get there: It is a 10-minute walk from Chizu Station

An exhibition
Kihachiro Onitsuka's Steps is ongoing from September 7 to October 27 in the exhibition room of the Ishitani Family Residence, No. 1 warehouse of nationally designated important cultural property in Chizu-machi, Yazu District, Tottori Prefecture.

Precious shoes that have carved history are lined up.

Kihachiro Onitsuka, the founder of ASICS, a sports equipment manufacturer with a focus on athletic shoes, was from Tottori.

In this exhibition, everything from basketball shoes, the origin of Onitsuka's shoes, to limited shoes for the 100th anniversary of Kihachiro Onitsuka's birth are exhibiting.

A gallery talk event was held by Masaaki Uetsuki

The person in charge said, “Kihachiro Onitsuka's shoes have carved history with many athletes. In recent years, due to its high design, it has attracted attention in the fashion industry and is gaining further popularity. Last September 16, there was a gallery talk by Masaaki Uetsuki, former managing director of ASICS from Chizu-machi who was the right arm of Onitsuka. Uetsuki who accompanied many international tournaments shared some anecdotes.”

This exhibition includes valuable shoes from Onitsuka as a popular fashion item. Visit the exhibition room of the Ishitani Family Residence No. 1 warehouse of Nationally designated important cultural property to view the exhibition.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (5 September 2019)

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